Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Network News Slanted Against Terri Schiavo

The Media Research Center conducted a study of ABC, CBS and NBC's evening newscasts from last Thursday through yesterday, examining their coverage of the Terri Schiavo case. The study reports: . . .

Three-fifths (60%) of soundbites (including reporter comments) presented Michael Schiavo's case that Terry Schiavo should die, compared with just two-fifths offering the counter-arguments of her parents. Not a single story was devoted to a skeptical look at Schiavo and whether he was acting in his wife's best interests, but all three networks ran stories rejecting Mr. and Mrs. Schindler's view that their daughter could possibly be helped.

No wonder so many national polls show Americans siding with Michael Schiavo; these people are not getting both sides of the story.


****UPDATE****
Michelle Malkin does a good job in examining the media slant in her column today (March 23, 2005), particularly an ABC News poll and how it was conducted.

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